Military Intelligence Service
Takejiro Higa is born in Waipahu on the island of Oahu in 1923.
He is the youngest child of immigrants Takeo and Ushi Higa. His father runs a small store, just below the Oahu Sugar Company Mill.
In 1925, the family visits relatives in Okinawa. Takejiro and his mother who is diagnosed with pleurisy remain while his father and siblings return to Hawaii.
His parents and grandparents pass away by the time he turns 12. An uncle raises him.